It’s Bingu Stadium not Joyce Banda idea – Malawi govt

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Grace Chiumia has said government would not name the state-of-the-art stadium currently under construction in Lilongwe has after immediate past president Joyce Banda but will be called Bingu National Stadium in honour of former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika who initiated the project.

Chiumia: Its Bingu Stadium, like it or not

Chiumia: Its Bingu Stadium, like it or not

In his official response to the State of the Nation Address in Parliament in Lilongwe, Mussa claimed that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration was “claiming ownership” of PP projects such as the national stadium in Lilongwe “for lack of nothing to show” in the one year in office.

“Mr Speaker, Sir, everybody knows that the Joyce Banda International Stadium commenced and is now in progress. It is to be completed by the DPP-led government. If we change the name, it is up to you. But to this side of the House, it is known as the Joyce Banda National Stadium. Mr Speaker, Sir, it is wrong for this new DPP-led government, for lack of anything tangible to show, to claim credit on these projects,” Mussa said in parliament.

But Minister of Sport rising on a point of order said the name for the 40 000-seater facility was given in honour of the initiator the late Bingu.

“When we name an infrastructure, we don’t name it because one side of the House admires that infrastructure to be named. But an infrastructure is named after a person to appreciate what that person did.

“For instance, the Honourable Member was saying that they would like the stadium to be named after Joyce Banda. In correction, we don’t name an infrastructure because one side of the House like that name to be, Mr Speaker, Sir,” said Chiumia attracting laughter from members.

Speaker Richard Msowoya described Chiumia’s statement as “a point of education.”

Blantyre City South MP Allan Ngumuya also said he was standing on point of order, saying Mussa was

Misleading the country that the project of the Chinese-funded Stadium is an achievement by Joyce Banda “when she just moved the stadium from the South to Centre?”

Ngumuya said the stadium project was “originally founded “by late Bingu wa Mutharika.

He said Joyce Banda “just moved the stadium to the central.”

Mussa interjected Ngumuya saying “Chita Manyazi” [Shame on you].

Speaker said MPs were “points of debate.”

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

80 thoughts on “It’s Bingu Stadium not Joyce Banda idea – Malawi govt”

  1. Chenkumbi says:

    The initiator of the project for a stadium, even the devil knows the truth that it was not JB, what she did was just to change the place to be constructed from BT to LL, this everybody knows the truth and the initiator is the name to be used. JB analibe maganizo omanga stadium and even the AFFEC contructors( Chinese) know who asked for the project.

  2. Kabulika says:

    Name it Lilongwe National Stadium osati zopanda pake mukukanganazo. Mwasowa chochita eti!

  3. YOLANDA says:

    ambi shubaba kuti minister asalale nkhope.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  4. PA MALAWI says:

    Jst cal it CHILEMBWE stadium thats simple why r u trying to destablise and to mislead the parliament.

  5. Mikes says:

    Only name? Hey! Kma parliament yake?

  6. m'bawa says:

    y is t that o names goz 2 bingu, enawa bwanji did nothing 2 this country?. b serious guys!!!!!!!

  7. Patriot says:

    Ziphupu ziri ndi mayi uyu eish….Barrack Obama amuuze chochita kuti khungu lake lizioneka losalala mmene lilimu. Osati za obama wafekiyu, khungu ngati chikopa cha ng’ona.

  8. salima boy says:

    Stupid MPs

  9. Zitukuko zaboma mukumakhala ngati mukuma user ndalama zamuthumba mwanu bwanji? Dzina labwno ndi National stadium osati Bingu or JB zanyasizo ife ai tikudziwa National stadium basi

  10. hango says:

    A Malawi tikusalira mumbuyo ku zonse chifukwa cha ndale za appeasement. Lilongwe yonse asanduke Bingu bwanji? Mafumu mukuti chani ndi ana anu akupaliyament? Akhuthatu eti akukuyiwalani amfumu Malili! Zamanyazi, za chsoni, zogwetsa ulesi aphungu 193 osapenya zoona?

  11. Honourable says:

    A very similar stadium is being built in Ndola Zambia by same Chinese. Is it Bingu or Joyce who initiated? The Chinese were dangling these projects in exchange for space to off load their population and our foolish presidents accepted the deals with strings attached. Nothing to quarrel about. Shame!

  12. As much as I’m not a DPP admirer BUT it’s obvious that the project was not the brain child of the PP cos if it were the PP’s initiative then there couldn’t have been any reason of moving it from Blantyre to Lilongwe, it could have been in Lilongwe in the first place. That is proof enough to any reasoning person. But this tendency of politicising everything will not take our country anywhere. National Sports Stadium is the right name for that infrastructure.

  13. Gregory says:

    Tidzingotaya nthawi m’malo mokambirana za njala ya chaka chamawa. Which ever name is given will suit.

  14. Lusekelo says:

    Amayi ndalama angodyera kumalipir ma bill akunja mmalo mozamanga chinthu china chake monga stidium, kaya 5 star hotel , kaya mseu uja waku Mponela, adzadzitchule mayina kuti: JB !!! Nanga kutoma za anzawo bwanji!

  15. Kodi agalu inu bwanji mmapanga politicise sports?
    Azikalowa ndi a Bingu okhaokha?
    Avekele olemekezeka koma zeru alibe.
    Mwaiwala dza na lija mmakatenga malitaka a kampeni kuchipani chija? lero ngati abwino.
    Tchulani nutral name basi.
    Likakusowani tiuzeni.
    INDEPENDENCE STADIUM basi

  16. abie sekete says:

    Why not name it with the national animal of Malawi

  17. Mtoloboy says:

    Its not Bingu stadium or JB why not Mtandire stadium , Malawi anatsala ndi ma yes bwana okha okha,,,,,,,,,,,,mbiri yadziko lino kumene tikupitako idza kuikani pambalambanda kuti ndinu munawononga Malalwi wabwino uja….hahahahahahahahahahahah. Yes bwana why not yes JESUS.

  18. Mandolo says:

    Why not Capital city Stadium,kusukulu mukuti munapita koma kusukusula mayazi,.chili chonse cha malawi chabwino chimaloweleredwa ndi ndale,hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahaha shame with our leders

  19. chakhalira says:

    The Stadium should be named” Capital City National Stadium” Or ” Lingadzi National Stadium” Mayina awanthu ayi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. dzina langa says:

    vizeleza viwanthu ivi. vilije na soni! I have a toilet at home I want to call it Bingu chimbuzi chakujima.

  21. CLEMENT NYIRENDA says:

    Kuno kwathu chitukuko chandale ndichocho anthu amakangana

  22. Kawonga says:

    The founder of the project is bingu, let the name lead, but its out of sense for the house to spend minutes arguing about the name, naweso change goal zikula

  23. koma kani aphungu ena vindele chomene time lost on naming a stadium what for.big brains can name it capitol sports stadium.

  24. Amalawi amzanga tien tisamale chakudya coz chaka chin kul njara yoopsaa en tisadalire akaporo a2 andalewa coz sangatithamdixe awa

  25. Amatiatani Malizani Khamisolo. says:

    Change Golo sopano amaona ngati Namakwapatira Nsalu paphewa awina koma ngooo,Bingu inter nation Stadium .

  26. N. Safarawo says:

    aaaaaaah!!!! malawi malawi malawi!!!! when r u going to change? is this an issue to spend time with in the house? anzanu akukambirana za economy inu busy za dzina. zitipindulira chani? mwandipwetekesa ntima. mimba zanu.

  27. chimulamba says:

    Atlist a Obama ziphuphu Zinatha komaso, kkkkk

  28. Malaza says:

    Really? Stupid politicians. We have bigger fish to fry than fighting over petty issues. Why don’t you debate about the economy, the sorry state of affairs in Malawi, poverty. Sub- standard health care, poor schools, erratic water and electrical supply ……. The list goes on and on,

  29. bwampini says:

    We are too backward here. You no Longer just name a stadium but you sale the naming rights and make money on it. Umbuli Uwu apa. Malawian please move with times .

  30. mathanjez Ishmael says:

    What’s all these? Don’t you have better issues to debate in the house? It’s high time you put Malawians minds at heart. Grow up . discuss something tangible

  31. Gogo says:

    Ati abwezi, vyakubatika pa mlomupo viyananengi ndi po luwavu linu liliri ndipu vijaku umamphaku. Yimwi kusokiyamu bweka cha. Mwavwa na ama wangu.

  32. Patrick yohane super says:

    The stadium must b called BINGU stadium coz as others said it was founded by him late president doctor bingu.

  33. Zachisoni Phiri says:

    Surely bingu deserve the name of stadium not bakha wa uladi mussa

  34. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    Naming this stadium after Bingu is spot on. No arguments here!
    PP have not achieved anything for this country, except facilitating the theft of money from public coffers! Everybody know that: it’s the only thing that failed party achieved while in power. And that’s NOT positive.
    Ok, here is an idea: perhaps we should name one of our streets in Lilongwe, or one of our roads :Cashgate – PP” as commemoration of PP’s time in office!

  35. mainje ceedo says:

    Recycled politician uladi.mixing old with nu wine sizikuyenda.jb shall always be remembered with her brain child,infamous cashgate.osamasekelera zoyipa amalawi.mighty dpp booooomaaa

  36. Naomi Sibande says:

    Atleast I am educated enough to note that the Chinese government is under a new style foreign trade mission in which is has allocated missions of dollars to be given free of any condition to any african country. where china sees a high potential it donates more, the more natural resources the country has the more free gift it will get from china. china is economically at war against USA and EU economy, so as Brazilian, Russian and Indian Economy. Whilst china has a lot of natural resources it has reduces the power of its currency to make its good affordable and it is on a mission to economically colonise Africa. In a move which will make the EU and other economy unable to compete with china as they cant get resources from Africa.If you agree to china’s plan then china will build for you 3 to 10 infrastructure projects of your choice ie, university, stadium, parliament, road. The building are Chinese in quality and agenda.Its more profitable for china to get agricultural and natural resources from Africa and convert them to fine product for EU, US market, in other worlds, china is taking advantage of africas greedy readers by laying these foundation for africas grave where africas idea of manufacturing its own resource into fine products will be buried for ever, Africas natural resources will be finised in 40 years time same as ARABIC Oil resources, that when americans will work as house boys in china, and European will work as gardeners whilst african regenerate into a revolution of living in trees.

    1. Think Tank says:

      @ Naomi Sibande, it is very difficult for limited minds to understand things. All they know is praise,praise praise. The projects which we are excited about have prices,expensive prices at that. Now to shallow thinkin: let us go back renaming Kamuzu stadium Rangely stadium. Kwacha Conference Centre to Colby Community Centre, Capital Hill to Kamuzu Hill.hahahaha,Malawi!

  37. Che Dyumo says:

    Zopanda ntchito aliyense kukokera kwake

  38. mwika says:

    I rise on point of education. How are we supposed to name our national assets? Do we delegate that to Mai Obama Chiumia or che Uladi? Is there any procedure? or anything goes and even a mad person as long as s/he is a malawian can do that. What if i claim that i am also very important because i voted for these people and exposed them to positions and offices which negotiate national matters?
    Oodi uko!!!

  39. Joseph says:

    I love shallow thinking of as to who initiated the idea of the stadium. While we are still at it,let us call Capital Hill Kamuzu Hill kkkkkkkk. Let us go back to Rangely Stadium and Colby Community Center. So the presidential jet will be called Peter M utharika Jet. Hahahaha,some decisions. By the way, what is the history of the stadium? How did the Chinese decide to build all these infrastructures. Who negotiated?

  40. Kadakwiza says:

    Bingu Muthalika or Joyce Banda all deserve nothing. Bingu was working like any other civil servant in our country and he was being paid for the job he was doing as Malawis president. One of his job he was supposed to do was to do was to build that stadium. Bingu deserve nothing. So if say five stadiums were built during his tenure, does it mean all stadiums would be named after him? I don’t think so. The stadium in Lilongwe should be Lilongwe National Stadium.

  41. chilungamo says:

    Ndalama sizinali za bingu kapena dpp
    China imathandiza amalawi osati family ya kwa bingu.
    Nde chitani manyazi achiumia ndi a dpp.

    Itanani ndata farm kuti bingu osati stadium.bull shit bitch chiumia.

  42. IWE CHIUMIA PITA KU XENOPHOBIA UKAWONE KUTI NDIMA STADIUM ANGATI ANAMANGIDWA OKULA KUPOSA APA.

    NDENO UZIFUSE KUTI NDI ANGATI ANATCHULIDWA DZINA LA MANDELA.?PALIBE OR IMODZI.

    NKHALANI AZELU PANO ACHIUMIA NDI A DPP KOMA THAWI IKUBWELA MZAPUSA.

    PACHITONGA AMATI CHAKUCHENJE NTCHILEPA.

  43. Zanga Phee! says:

    Oops! appeasing in stuff what a hell work up guys,The whole minister regarding this as a task Shame, we need tangible things.See my name.

  44. Lovefarmer says:

    Bola mzeru zabwino ndizomwe wanena ngumuyazi.amene anasintha stadium kuibwezera ku lilongwe akuyenera kutchulidwa basi.joyce banda yemweo ali bo

  45. hk says:

    Bullshit,it’s Chinese people taxpayers money. Since dpp stole 92billion of taxpayers money and could not built a big stadium like this then you decided to claim a donated stadium. I would suggest you call it Lilongwe independence park so nobody must put his/her name on as if they used personal money. Shame on you dpp hooligans.

  46. grace obama amazinyula nkhope ndi mwala ali ndi ziphuphu zachisamunda.kkkkkkk

  47. munthu says:

    when we rehabilitate kamuzu stadium it will be called. Peter Stadium or Mulhakho Stadium

  48. Camptain Romero says:

    Zosavuta , ngati dzina la Bingu silifunidwa ku Lilongwe, ndibwinonso tidzachonse maina a kamuzu ku mwera. Who cares

  49. Mtumbuka, says:

    muchite manyazi, mutaba munthu wina mkukalanda chithu munabacho still saying its mine mmmmmmm chita manya

  50. Achimidzimidzi says:

    It is proper to name it Bingu or Mutharika National stadium. I donnot hear anything about the university he moved from Lilongwe to Thyolo. What’s the name of the university? That should also be Bingu international.

    Please, Mr. President the name should reflect who initiated.

    This name will remind people of a dictator, big mother of all thiefs and the nation will not forget the plundering of K92b because of that name. These are landmarks of our persecution in our country. Go ahead tidzapeza ponyozera mtembo ife.

    PP cashgate is being persued and justice will done so no grudges but the K92b has to be marked as unresolved somehow.

    Mukafukule nthupi la mbava imene ija, mudza time Ku stadium konko.

  51. Bingu stadium,bingu conference center……bingu ujeni…bingu toilet….bingu cashgate……hmmmmmm!ma dictator amanewo!Kaya zanu izo!

  52. Tim Masamba says:

    Both of them are idiots!

  53. LORENI says:

    The best way is to name it Lilongwe Stadium period. Kukanganirana maina a timapresident ta utsiru ngati ndalama zake zinachoka mmatumba mwawo Rubbish

    1. ngoni wachi tonga says:

      No just name it Democratic Peoples Party kuti a bakha onsewa azimva kukoma.

  54. xenophobia says:

    CHIUMIA YOU CAN ALSO PROPOSE THAT WE CHANGED MALAWI TO MUNTHALIKA NATION SO THAT THESE FOLKS WILL BE REMEMBER FOREVER KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  55. NAME: pitala stadium
    COUNTRY: Malawi
    CITY: Lilongwe
    CAPACITY: 40,000 people
    TRIBE : Chewa people
    lomwe people not alowed kuba too much

  56. Is this Uladi guy a comedian or what?
    If not he should be suffering from brain tumour
    [Bingu National Stadium] sounds great and he deserve the honour

  57. Lupanga says:

    Boma likazasintha dzina la stadium loti BINGU lizatheranso pompo osadanda amangwetu

  58. Jose' says:

    You MPs, you are in that house to discuss matters that benefit the country not your shenanegans quack quack. Everybody knows that the project was initiated by Bingu, so what? We also know that the funds were identified during the Bingu administration, so what? Who doesn’t know that the JB administration moved it to the Central where it was supposed to be stationed in the first place, but, so what?

    We need real business not zauchitsiru mukupangazo. Uladi, mind your head while insede. you are already a spent force and 2019, mark my word, you are not goiung back to mparliament. Amalawi anachenjera. Ask Mpinganjira

    Peter, you have given these good for nothing bufoons too much time such that they think that the only way to spend such time offering us nothing.

  59. point of education

  60. OGA MUST HEAR THIS says:

    Mwangosowa zonena paliso zolimbana apa just name it EBOLA zinthele popa.

  61. Jimmy juga says:

    Bwana uladi chitani manyazi wina aliyense akudziwa kuti mugwirizano wa Bingu ndi chinese govt munali mseu karonga chitipa,5 star hotel kuphatikiza national stadium. Zinazo zinali zitayamba kale. Panali kusavana malo omanga stadium kufikila malemu analamula imangidwe mu mzinda wa blantyre zimene anasanakondwele nazo. Kufikila malemu amatisiya. Atabwela amayi analamula kukamangidwa ku blantyre. Anakhala kapitao wa project mpaka kumapeto.umwini wa project uli poti ndani wapeza ndalama,osati kapitao amene wayang’anila construction. A pp mutha kutchula ng’ombe zanu.

  62. Alba Moya says:

    doesnt matter who idea it is, we just need progress and development

  63. Nsanje lekani says:

    Ma MP anu amenewo.

  64. Chintheche says:

    Ayamba kuonekako bwino mayiwa. Ziphuphu kumaso zatha. Makopala.

  65. mahara says:

    grace nzeru ulibe ndiponso wukudwala iweyo.azimayi sumukondana ayi mzanu akapanga chabwino sumusapota ngati former presdent JOYCE BANDA anapanga zinthu zabwino koma azimayi inu ndinu afiti makamaka iwe grace chiumia.2019 uzakhala kunja kwa paliyamenti

  66. Julie says:

    Someone planted, and another waters, but Malawi is the gvt not the K92bn DPP, neither the K13/ K20bn PP, its the tax payers that would pay let the glory go to Malawians becoz Bingu just stole some Billions frm that project, same as Joyce Banda.

  67. ujeni says:

    Get lost you silly woman. What kind of woman calls herself a mans name. China is building stadiums in almost all African countries not Bingus. Bingu wanted to steal the stadium which was earmacked to be built in the capital city as per Chinas agreement but thank God for JB she reversed that decision and stuck to the original plan as per agreement. Dont think we are all stupid bootlickers like you stupid monister of spots.

  68. Bakili stadium zatha apha basi.

  69. Westen Cambriger says:

    Ikhale Joyce Mtila Banda,Kabwila Kapasula, Mary Kwataine, Mayi Chiponda Cashgate Stadium

  70. Maximum Prison says:

    Open truth Bingu initiated the Stadium originally it was supposed to be constructed where it is only to be moved to Blantyre. Another truth is JB moved the construction of the stadium to be at the initial proposed area! Ndatukwana apa ngati?

  71. Masoambeta says:

    This shows how much our parliament is full of D 1 ck heads.
    Poverty of Malawi is contagious between the confused black elite and the clueless poor populace.
    Where did the funding for this project come from?? Who was is intended for?? The idea of including Bingu’s name in this project is just a silly joke.
    Why does DPP not complete the zambezi waterway and call it Mapwiya or whatever they want to?? If at all they’re serious about honouring whoever???

  72. provoker says:

    What if “National Sports Stadium” . thank you. Bekoz ningongole yofuna kubwezedwa. at one point.

  73. provoker says:

    What if “National Sports Stadium” . thank you.

  74. Patrick Phiri says:

    Uladi Musa is a confusionist. Ngati PP ikufuna stadium, afune ndalama zomangira stadiumyo, boma liwapatsa malo omangapo. The only thing PP has achieved is cashgate basi. There will be nothing tpo remember them for.

  75. Mgawadere says:

    Name it Xenophobia Stadium kukumbukira anzathu basi nanga kungoti Bingu chakuti… Bingu Chakuti kuti adzuke asangalale zimbudzi zonse zamuma Secondary aboma zikhale ndi dzina loti Bingu Original Toilets……

  76. big says:

    We already debated on this. No need to empty breath.

Comments are closed.